INDIA, KUSHAN: Huvishka AE tetradrachm, King on couch / Athsho, heavy weight type. SCARCE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, KUSHAN: Huvishka AE tetradrachm, King on couch / Athsho, heavy weight type. SCARCE!
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Obverse King reclining on couch facing, whole body nimbate, left leg dangling down, Bactrian legend around: þaonanoþao oo...hþki Koþano.
Reverse God of metals Athsho standing left, holding sword and conferring blessing, Legend at right: AΘþO, tamgha at left.
Date c. 150-191 CE
Weight 15.63 gm.
Diameter 24-25 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Göbl 833, MAC 3236-38
Comments Huvishka's coppers come with three different obverses: the elephant-rider, the couch-recliner, and the cross-legged, and with numerous reverse deities.

This is an early type, of heavy weight and a fine style. Note that the tamgha is the Kanishka tamgha, not the Huvishka tamgha, indicating an issue very early in Huvishka's rule. All the early types are quite scarce.
Price SKU: mh38.73
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